Can I upgrade 1st Gen of 13" Macbook to Snow Leopard?

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  1. carbotex macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone tried to install Snow Leopard onto their first generation of Macbook (13" White)? I maxed out the ram to 2GB and am wondering if I can put Snow Leopard on it before I purchase the Box Set. I appreciate any input.
     
  2. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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  3. ikhtiarsobhan macrumors newbie

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  4. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    Well then it's good that a first gen macbook runs on an intel core duo processor :)

    OP, yup, no prob. I'm running SL on my first gen MBP, which is pretty similar hardware-wise.
     
  5. miicah macrumors regular

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    Yes but weren't the Core Solos 32bit only?

    Snow Leopard can run in 64bit mode so it might be pointless.
     
  6. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    The Core Solo is 32 bit only, but Snow Leopard runs in both 32 and 64 bit. Besides, there's many other features in Snow Leopard than 32 bit.

    To the original poster: Snow Leopard will run just fine on a 1st gen MacBook. I've got it on mine.
     
  7. eman macrumors 6502a

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    All macbooks are Intel core duo's and can have Snow Leopard loaded on them..
     
  8. celticpride678

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    Snow Leopard runs in both 32-bit and 64-bit modes, neither of them "pointless."

    OP- You should be fine running Snow Leopard on your Mac.
     
  9. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    iBook, PowerBook = PPC

    MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air = Intel

    One of the reasons they changed the name of the notebooks (from iBook to MacBook, for example) was so that people would be able to differentiate between what was a PPC computer and what was an Intel computer.
     
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